In a fresh allegation against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray amidst political crisis, a Shiv Sena rebel MLA on Saturday claimed that the CM didn't hold a meeting in 2.5 yrs with those Shiv Sena MLAs who lost Assembly polls in 2019.
Eknath Shinde, who has been camping at Guwahati hotel with over 50 MLAs shared videos of Bharat Gogawle where the latter made some serious claims.
Gogawale said, "CM Uddhav Thackeray didn't hold a meeting in 2.5 yrs with those Shiv Sena MLAs who lost Assembly polls in 2019. On contrary, state's Deputy CM Ajit Pawar gave funds to NCP candidates who lost 2019 Assembly elections."
The MLA then said that NCP which is an ally in MVA government in Maharashtra was advancing in the state by eroding the Shiv Sena as a whole.
He also said, "In all these difficult situations, Eknath Shinde supported all of us Shiv Sena MLA."
"Eknathji Shinde has taken this role for the benefit of Shiv Sainiks and Shiv Sainiks only at the request of all of us MLAs," he added.
Meanwhile, Shinde today moved the Supreme Court against the disqualification notice issued by the deputy speaker against 16 rebel legislators.
A vacation bench of Justices Surya Kant and J B Pardiwala is likely to hear Shinde's plea on Monday.
Shinde camp insiders claimed that they will continue to simultaneously pursue legislative battle also.
The Shinde camp has also challenged the appointment of Ajay Choudhari as the Shiv Sena Legislature Party leader and the rejection of a no-confidence motion against Deputy Speaker Narahari Zirwal. The Shiv Sena has sacked Shinde as the legislature party leader and appointed Chaudhari while Shinde in a counter move claimed he continues to be the legislature party leader and appointed Bharat Gogawale as chief whip replacing the present chief whip Sunil Prabhu.
Two independents Mahesh Baldi and Vinod Agarwal in a letter to Zirwal and Maharashtra Legislature Secretariat have submitted Zirwal cannot take any decision on Shiv Sena’s plea for the disqualification of 16 MLAs when the no confidence motion has been moved against him.
The list of 16 legislators included Eknath Shinde, Bharat Gogawale, Sandeepan Bhumre, Abdul Sattar, Sanjay Shirsat, Yamini Jadhav, Anil Babar, Balaji Kinikar, Tanaji Sawant, Prakash Suve, Mahesh Shinde, Lata Sonawane, Chimanrao Patil, Ramesh Bornare, Sanjay Raimulkar and Balaji Kalyankar.